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Vote on the name Lila!

  • Don't like it - she might be teased since it shortens to lie.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Don't like it for other reasons.

    Votes: 12 11.5%
  • Love it.

    Votes: 45 43.3%
  • Like it a okay.

    Votes: 47 45.2%
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We think we want to name our daughter Lila. My only reservation is that it shortens to "lie". I worry about playground taunts: Lila is a liar, Lila lies, etc. My husband doesn't think this is a problem. What do you think? Thanks!

(Oops that was supposed to say just okay in the poll, not a okay.
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Feh. Don't worry about teasing. Kids will always find something to tease about. My husband was called a "D-head" as a kid (?!) because apparently children thought in profile his head looked like the letter D. What are ya gonna do? Not that I would name my child "Fester" or "Adolph" or something like that, but there are few names that are that obviously spiteful to give a child...
 

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Lila is a beautiful name! It was on my girl list for this one but dh vetoed it because he knew someone with that name that he had a bad association with. oh well.

I think it's a great alternative to the very popular Lily that's been climbing the charts in the past few years.
 

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I love the name Lila. I've never associated it with "lie" or "liar." I'm more apt to think of "lala" or "lil." I think it's a fiesty, feminine name.
 

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Originally Posted by loraeileen
Feh. Don't worry about teasing. Kids will always find something to tease about. My husband was called a "D-head" as a kid (?!) because apparently children thought in profile his head looked like the letter D. What are ya gonna do? Not that I would name my child "Fester" or "Adolph" or something like that, but there are few names that are that obviously spiteful to give a child...
I agree. Kids get really creative about teasing so don't worry about it that much. Lila is lovely!
 

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I have a friend named Lila (pronounced lie-luh) and here's another positive about the name: most people in most countries who speak most languages can pronounce it. She's Mexican, she's been all over the world and now we're both in Israel and everyone can say it. It Hebew, it means "night". It's also a very popular Arabic name. The only challenge she says she faces is that people often see her name printed and want to pronounce it "lee-luh" which she doesn't care for.
 

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Originally Posted by ZeldasMom
I like it. It's not like it shortens to/sounds like a bodily function or a curse word.
: I really love it! I think if a kid is going to be teased, they will be teased no matter what their name is.
 

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Originally Posted by mizraim
I love it..IMO, much better to have an "e"

Huh?

Anyway, I like Lila. When I was teeny I wrote a book about bunny rabbits named Charlie and Lila, so it's got good associations for me. And "Lilita" is sooo beautiful as a nickname.

~Nick
 

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i'm just not all that fond of it, but for no specific reason.
however, i just want to say, don't worry about how a name can be interpreted for taunts by elementary school kids. if the name doesn't provide an easy taunt, kids are creative enough to find something ELSE to mock a kid for.

ps. kids called me "lorrie-borey" when i was little. but "shrimp" was far more popular!
 
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